Free tax prep assistance offered through mid-April


March 11, 2021

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Nancy McQueen (left) and Paula Rak (right) are assisting Wrangell residents with filing their federal income taxes this year. This is McQueen's third year with the tax assistance program, she said. Rak has been at it since 2008.

Tax season is not commonly thought of as an enjoyable experience. There is complicated paperwork, the stress of reviewing personal finances, the headache of doing math. Fortunately for Wrangell residents, there are people who not only are willing to help with tax preparation, but also enjoy it.

"I like helping people," said Paula Rak. "It's fun for me."

Rak, and Nancy McQueen are volunteer tax counselors with the American Association of Retired Persons' tax aide program. McQueen said this is her third year helping people file their taxes. Rak has been doing it since 2008.

In her first year,...

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